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Welcome to the Year 5 Swans Class page!

 

I hope that you all had a fantastic Easter and are looking forward to the Summer Term. As Easter was so late this year , the term is shorter than usual and so is packed with learning an activities.

 

The teaching team of Mrs Morel and Mr Chotalia will work together to maximise the children's learning of core subjects etc morning and for non-core subjects Mr Chotalia will take the lead in the afternoon.

PE

We are lucky enough to have Mr Chotalia in class and our PE days this term will be more flexible this term, so please ensure that PE kit, including trainers, remain in school throughout the week so that we can ensure that children benefit from this core curriculum topic.

HOMEWORK

Maths homework will be issued fortnightly and will begin on 6th May due our Isle of Wight trip. This will relate to topics that have already been taught in school and we will then mark the work together in class. If your child struggles with the homework and needs additional support, please put a note in their planner to let us know.

 

Spellings from the National Curriculum list will also begin this week. We may additionally provide children will specific lists of common exception words that they spell incorrectly in their written work for them to learn.

 

Reading both fluently and with understanding is a key foundation of all learning and allows the children to access other areas of the curriculum. To develop their reading comprehension, we would like the children to read 4 times a week. Ideally this would be reading aloud to an adult who would then be able to talk to the children about specific pieces of vocabulary and to discuss the story to develop their comprehension, prediction and inference skills. We understand that this is not always possible, but if you could encourage the children to read regularly and then talk to you about their reading, this will benefit them in all areas of the curriculum. 

 

Termly Topic will be issued during the first few weeks of term. A copy will be loaded on this site and paper copies will also be available at parents evening. 

 

This term our topic is Africa and we will link our topics to this as much as possible. The curriculum map below provides details of the ares that we will be covering.

 

Please check this page regularly for updates and photos of the children engaging with their learning.

Christian Values

 

The value for this term is Friendship.

 

Important Dates;

 

24th April - Marwell Zoo trip

26th April - Jungle Fever Afternoon

1st-3rd May - Isle of Wight trip

7th-8th May - Parents Consultation Evening

10th May - Manor Green Inclusion Event ( 9.00-10.30am)

23rd May - Possible School Closure - European Elections - TBC

5th June - Class Photos

6th June - Viewing Afternoon 2pm-4pm

13th June - Praise in the Park - AHMAT

21st June - Praise in the Park - Marlow TBC

17th Monday - Sex Education Meeting 

11th July - Lion King Performance - Knowl Hill

12th July - Prize Giving

19th July - End of Term Service

Weekly Updates Summer Term 2019

 

Homework and Spelling

 

Maths Homework

Maths homework will be issued fortnightly and will begin on 6th May due our Isle of Wight trip. This will relate to topics that have already been taught in school and we will then mark the work together in class. If your child struggles with the homework and needs additional support, please put a note in their planner to let us know.

 

Spellings Homework

At the front of the child’s partnership book, there will be a list of spellings to show your child’s homework throughout the year. Each week, your child will have a new set of spellings to learn which are based upon a particular spelling rule. These spellings will be tested each Friday, meaning that the children will have a week to learn them. The learning of the spellings will be supported during the week through daily work and interventions where necessary. Practise makes perfect!

 

When practising spellings at home, ensure to explain the words in context to the children - e.g. The KNIGHT rode out to battle. This is very important for this week, as these are very common misconception words.

 

 

 

Reading for Pleasure

Reading both fluently and with understanding is a key foundation of all learning and allows the children to access other areas of the curriculum. To develop their reading comprehension, we would like the children to read 4 times a week. Ideally this would be reading aloud to an adult who would then be able to talk to the children about specific pieces of vocabulary and to discuss the story to develop their comprehension, prediction and inference skills. We understand that this is not always possible, but if you could encourage the children to read regularly and then talk to you about their reading, this will benefit them in all areas of the curriculum. 

Weekly Awards

 

STAR OF THE WEEK - This is awarded to the child who has impressed the teachers. This could be for a range of reasons including ; asking an outstanding question, a 'light bulb moment', persisting with challenging work, a superb piece of writing or problem solving, a high quality piece of creative work.

 

 

 

 

CLASS DOJO WINNER - The children earn Dojo's by behaving well, making good decisions, as a reward for high quality work, being helpful and any other positive behaviour that is observed by the staff across the school. The child who has earned the most points each week is the Dojo Winner. 

 

 

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE WINNER - ​​​​​​​This is awarded to the best behaved child in class each week. 

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